8 days in Alberta Itinerary

8 days in Alberta Itinerary

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8 days in Alberta Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Jasper National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Banff National Park
— 3 nights
3
Calgary
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park ©
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Head to Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives and Our Native Landfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jasper Artists Guild Brush Fire Gallery and Jasper Art Gallery. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Jasper Park Golf Course, take in the dramatic scenery at Athabasca Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Galleries, and take in breathtaking views at Sunwapta Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jasper National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Toronto to Jasper National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Jasper National Park. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Jasper National Park to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

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Columbia Icefield Skywalk ©
Columbia Icefield Skywalk
Maligne Canyon ©
Maligne Canyon
Athabasca Falls ©
Athabasca Falls

3
nights
Banff National Park

Banff National Park ©
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Step out of the city life by going to Icefields Parkway and Moraine Lake. Get some cultural insight at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Louise, hike along Plain of Six Glaciers, and take a memorable drive along Bow Valley Parkway.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Banff National Park route planning website .

You can take a bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, expect nights in Banff National Park to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Calgary.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Moraine Lake ©
Moraine Lake
Icefields Parkway ©
Icefields Parkway
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise ©
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

1
night
Calgary

Calgary ©
Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 13th (Sun), take a stroll through Stephen Avenue Walk, then contemplate the long history of Fort Calgary, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gainsborough Galleries Ltd..

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Calgary vacation maker .

You can drive from Banff National Park to Calgary in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Banff National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Calgary, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calgary

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Stephen Avenue Walk ©
Stephen Avenue Walk
Fort Calgary ©
Fort Calgary
Gainsborough Galleries Ltd. ©
Gainsborough Galleries Ltd.

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